I thought I'd post a few holiday shots over the next couple weeks …
I keep wanting to title this from a Dickens' character, In particular the Ghost of Christmas Present, but using 'Christmas Present' sounds like literally a Christmas present. Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come sounds too ominous, and Ghost of Christmas Past - who cares about the past. (Notice the lack of a question mark). I'm something of a history buff, but on a personal level history is often regrettable - all of one's mistakes and misadventures are there. We should be delighted we can turn our backs on it. Which leads me to ask the question, why do people view the past, with all of its travails, with fondness, and the future, which should be all about hope, with fear? Pining for a past which did not exist causes us to short change the future, which will come nonetheless. Makes no sense.
Oh - I generally try to focus on the holidays at large rather than picking one, personal faith or no. December is just so much more fun when it includes Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and innumerable other Solstice observances. Kinda hard to do that with something that looks like Saint Nicholas.
This work is currently on exhibit and available from the Art House in beautiful Fulton, Missouri, just up the street from the Churchill Museum.
All my life I have had to learn to do things differently. To see the world differently.